Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2321-5828

ISSN Online :  0975-6795


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Myths, Miracles and Legends: an interpretation of Kashmiri Myth with special reference to western viewpoint



Address:   Nakuleswar Mukherjee
Research Scholar, Department of History, University of Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00100.1

ABSTRACT:
The paper traces the characteristics of myth, legends and miraculous facts in Kashmir history. Myth is deeply related to cultural history of Kashmir. Since the beginning of Kashmir's history, the myth (Purakatha) has a great place. The origins of Kashmir, starting from the geographical location, the presence of public life, the construction of rivers, lakes, shrines, temples, mosques, and all matters of religious and societal transformation are closely related with myth and legends. In some cases, the myths also focus on the views of the individual or ruling classes. There are many myth, legend and miraculous facts about the Rishi and Sufi saints in Kashmir. This paper examines the theoretical concept of myth, miracle and legends which is emerged in western academics in the nineteenth and twentieth century. In this paper I shall try to analyse the truthfulness of myth, miracles and legends in Kashmir history through the theoretical concepts of world scholarship.
KEYWORDS:
Concept of Myth, Myth of Kashmir, Miracles in Kashmir, Legends of Kashmir, Folklore of Kashmir.
Cite:
Nakuleswar Mukherjee. Myths, Miracles and Legends: an interpretation of Kashmiri Myth with special reference to western viewpoint. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2019; 10(2):616-622.
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